I have just returned triumphant from the Mendocino parade. Baxt very kindly lent me a camera for the duration of the parade, so I took a phantasmagoria of pictures. Unfortunately, since it took some time to become accustomed to the camera, a lot of the pictures are of empty skies and horse poop. But I did get a few good ones, so here’s a preview of the parade pictures up ahead:
We had two parade streakers, but one of them was too fast for my slow shutter skills. The sock is a nice touch. I hope they wore sunscreen.
The military’s presence was brief and fairly unobtrusive. To the credit of the observers, these gentlemen were followed by a wave of standing applause. That rifle had better be unloaded!
There were, however, a lot of hippies in the parade. This man was holding one end of a tennis net up while a game of doubles tennis was played along the parade route.
Many more to come, never fear, dear readers!